Singular Research Centers Network (SRCN)

Campus Vida integrates a Singular Research Centers Network (SRCN), specialized in different complementary fields of the life sciences and organized to guarantee the balance product of scientific excellence and socioeconomic impact.

The main goal of these centers is to increase the capacity and impact of the research activity within the value chain knowledge-transference-innovation, thereby generating scientific and socioeconomic impact.

The SRNC is composed of three research centers:

 

Biological Chemistry and Molecular Materials

The research activity of CiQUS (Singular Center for Research in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Materials) started in 2011 and focuses on three major areas: Biological and Medicinal Chemistry, Functional Materials with Technological Application and Synthetic Technologies for Sustainable Development, which are supported by the transversal areas of Structural Chemistry and Computational Chemistry. Over 180 researchers work at CiQUS, including 4 ERC grantees for a total of 5 ERC Projects, and published around 90 articles per year in the highest impact factor journals. The center has promoted the creation of 3 spin-off companies and licensed 2 Patents.

 

 

Molecular Medicine and Chronic Diseases

CiMUS (Singular Center for Research in Molecular Medicine and Chronic Diseases) focuses on the prevention, knowledge, and treatment of chronic diseases in areas like Cancer, Endocrinology, Cardiovascular, Neuroscience, Genetic and bioinformatics, Nanomedicine or Drug development. CiMUS main asset is a scientific staff of 30 Principal Investigators with several ones who have been or are ERC grant holders, 55 postdocs and over 100 predoctoral students. The center has promoted a spin-off and achieves every year around 20 doctoral theses, 175 scientific publications and 3 patents, in addition to its 20 international ongoing projects.

 

 

Information Technology

More than 100 scientists work currently at CiTIUS (Singular Center for Research on Information Technology (IT), publishing more than 60 papers per year in indexed journals and congresses (SCI-Scopus) and defend around 10 doctoral theses per year. The center has also 15 software licenses and created two spin-offs: Situm Technologies and Imagames.